Meet our new arrivals

As a conservation charity, new arrivals and breeding success is not only incredibly exciting, but it's also vital to the future of many of the species that we look after.

A combination of factors, including detailed planning, highly knowledgeable keepers, great infrastructure, a compressive animal nutrition plan, top husbandry techniques and scientific insight to back it all up, all contribute to the breeding successes here.

28/08/17

World’s smallest monkey gives birth to tiny twins

Our pygmy marmoset, the world’s smallest species of monkey, has given birth to twins.

  • Monkeys
  • New arrivals

24/08/17

Fab five! Dwarf mongoose pups emerge from their den

Five tiny dwarf mongoose pups born at the zoo have emerged from their den for the first time.

  • Dwarf mongoose
  • New arrivals

21/08/17

Jumping for joy! Get ready to meet the UK’s ONLY ‘miniature kangaroos’

The UK’s only dusky pademelons are set to make their public debut at the zoo.

  • Dusky Pademelon
  • New arrivals

14/08/17

Rock hyrax triplets born

Three baby rock hyraxes have made their public debuts.

  • Rock Hyrax
  • New arrivals

13/07/17

Two critically endangered lemurs leap into the zoo

A pair of white-belted ruffed lemurs - a species critically endangered in the wild - have joined us in a bid to help save them from extinction.

  • lemurs
  • New arrivals
  • Mascarenes and Madagascar

06/07/17

Fourteen fluffy flamingo chicks have hatched

The first fluffy hatchlings of the year have been welcomed to the flock (or more correctly ‘flamboyance’) of flamingos.

  • New arrivals
  • Flamingos

30/06/17

Joy as two rare rhinos are born within days of each other

Two incredibly rare Eastern black rhino calves have been born in a week, boosting global numbers of the critically endangered species.

  • New arrivals
  • Black rhino
  • Habitat - Tsavo

22/06/17

GB first: rare Andean bear cub born

The first Andean bear to be born in mainland Great Britain has emerged from its den at and it’s absolutely adorable.

  • New arrivals
  • Andean bears
  • Feature - Andean Bear

02/06/17

Baby Boom at the Zoo!

The hatching of two extremely rare Javan green magpie chicks has added to a spectacular spring time baby boom here at the Zoo.

  • New arrivals

26/05/17

Tiny trotters! Red river hog piglets born at the zoo

Two “pocket-sized” piglets have been born at the zoo.

  • New arrivals

22/05/17

Two adorable African sengis have been born

The tiny twins - also known as round-eared elephant shrews – have been nicknamed Ping and Pong by zookeepers, as they're no bigger than table tennis balls.

  • Sengi
  • New arrivals
  • Mammals

05/05/17

Rare pheasant chicks hatch in Chester Zoo first

A rare pheasant usually found in the rainforests of South East Asia has been successfully bred at Chester Zoo for the first time.

  • Birds
  • Conservation Breeding and Management
  • Conservation in the zoo
  • New arrivals

24/04/17

World’s largest rodent gives birth at Chester Zoo

A playful capybara pup has arrived to 'celebrity' mum, Lily.

  • New arrivals
  • Mammals
  • Capybaras

24/04/17

World’s largest rodent gives birth at Chester Zoo

A playful capybara pup has arrived to 'celebrity' mum, Lily.

  • New arrivals
  • Mammals
  • Capybaras

04/04/17

Stunning CCTV footage captures moment rare giraffe calf is born

CCTV cameras have captured the beautiful moment a rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born – including its first adorable wobbly steps.

  • New arrivals
  • Giraffes
  • Feature - Giraffe
  • Mammals

03/04/17

First Bornean orangutan born in almost a decade at Chester Zoo

We're celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan - the first of its kind to be born here at the zoo in almost a decade.

  • Orangutans
  • New arrivals
  • Mammals